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Elgoods Black Dog (Bottle)

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Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Mild Ale
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle. Also available on keg as Old Smoothie Mild.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should not be posted here; it has a separate listing.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of Crystal malt and Roast Barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2128) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Chestnut thin ale with a little foam. Light aroma of caramel. Slightly bitter thin and dull caramel flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (687) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Pours a very very dark brown with a white creamy head. Nice caramel malt smell. Good taste too.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Lovely dark brown appearance with a creamy coffee head. Nice floral/roasted malt smell and initial taste, but hints of tobacco and roasted coffee quickly disappear. Like a porter-lite in every way. Very sessionable. Don’t have it too cold.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
A dark crystal clear ale, with a thick pale brown creamy smooth head. The strength of this beer is all that lets it down, the flavours and aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and hops are powerful and inviting however there just seems to be some lack in power. It makes for a pleasant ale but not a session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (938) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with finger thick small bubbled ivory head. Aroma: Roast malts, toast, slightly metallic, grassy and butterscotch. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Palate: Light smooth texture and body, average carbonation, abrupt malty, butterscotch vanilla finish. Comments: Very good, refreshing and glass lace.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose in Rickmansworth, Herts. Poured a dark ruby colour with no lasting head, kinda looked like a cola. Aroma of dried fruit and some light burnt malt. Oily flavour with grainy malt. Very light mouth feel. Finishes with some burnt sugar, cola and coffee. As I recall the cask version (if you can get a well kept example) is far nicer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Part 1 of a 3 mild haul, yep - I’m on a mission - 50 by the year being out. Cheers Danyul, quite enjoyed this one particularly for the low abv, but milds do don’t they, unless they’re partisan when they’re goldens. Bit thin, some choc.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter with good roastedness and some molasses. Overall a very nice mild. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2012
(Bottle) Clear dark ruby with thin beige head. Aroma of dark toffee or treacle with smoky and hoppy notes. Medium bodied and quite fizzy. Flavour of roasted malts with some smokiness. A very nice mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3488) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2008, drank April 2007. Very surprised to see this in bottle form, and in London, so I bought two bottles. Poured into a pint ’ Old Speckled Hen’ vase type glass. The beer looked fantastic, deep ruby black with a fine biege head of foam. The aroma is of roasted and toasted malts, they overpower anything and everything else that may be trying to get into the air. The taste is fine, again the burnt malt flavours take over. This isn’t delicate, this is a proud dark mild. Sadly the mouthfel lets it down somewhat, not watery, but not as lasting or powerful as you would expect from the initial taste. Glad I found it in bottle form, I must have a cask one again soon. One of the best dark milds around in the UK.


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